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The World will come to us in film at the 33rd Portland International Film Festival

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The 33rd Portland International Film Festival will unspool February 11-28, 2010   The Northwest Film Center announces the 33rd Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), its annual cinematic foray of thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 33 years, the Festival has screened diverse and innovative films for thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year's Festival will showcase 117 compelling new films, from three d...

The 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival

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The Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity throughout all parts of the world, especially how American Jews perceive themselves in a larger social context.

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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A juried survey of new moving image arts by independent Northwest film and video makers, the Festival draws over 300 entries in all genres each year and is judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator or critic. Now in it's 36th year, the Festival provides a forum where outstanding independent work receives public recognition, critical appraisal, and an engaged and enthusiastic regional audience. Past judges have included Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Bill Plympton, Dan Ireland, Karen Cooper of Filmforum, B. Ruby Rich, Amy Taubin, Jim Hoberman, and John Cooper, Sundance and Outfest programmer. Generally, 30-45 shorts, features, and documentaries are screened during the Festival, then 10-15 shorts are selected for the Best of the Northwest Tour program which travels the following year throughout the Northwest to media arts centers, museums, arts councils, and universities. Total audience exceeds 6000.

Portland International Film Festival

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A rich snapshot of new world cinema, the Portland International Film Festival presents nearly 100 features, documentaries and shorts from over 30 countries in just over 2 week.

Portland International Film toopen with Coraline

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The Northwest Film Center announces the 32nd Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), its annual cinematic foray of thought provoking and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 31 years, the Festival has provided diverse and innovative films to thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year’s Festival will showcase 115 compelling new films from over three dozen countries, including regional work, to an audience of more than 35,000.The Festival opens Thursday,...

Northwest Film & Video Festival awards

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The Northwest Film Centers 35th annual Northwest Film & Video Festival, November 7-15, audiences voted Vancouver, BC filmmaker A.J. Bonds HIRSUTE about a time travelling twinas their favorite short film, and Portlands filmmaker Ilana Sols ON PAPER WINGS, a documentary about American attack by Japanese paper bombs during World War IIas their favorite feature. This years Festival showcased 46 films from throughout the region32 shorts and 14 feature-length worksselected from over 300 entries.This y...

NW Film Center School of Film - Register now for fall sessions

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GENERAL INFORMATION The Northwest Film Center School of Film, one of the largest community-based film arts programs in the country, is the Northwest region's most comprehensive curriculum in media production and appreciation. Since if founding in 1972, the School has been known for its faculty of working filmmakers, emphasis on hands-on learning, flexible open curriculum, and media arts center learning environment. The S...

16th Jewish Film Festival April 2009

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GENERAL INFORMATION: The Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity throughout all parts of the world, especially how American Jews perceive themselves in a larger social context. The films, in their abundance, touch on tragedy, embrace humor and recount the emotional and tangible gains and losses of ...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Two Filmmakers

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The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announces its 2008 awards: $10,000 and $5,000 Fellowships to Portland filmmakers Chel White and David Walker, respectively.Funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, with additional in-kind support from The Oregon Film & Video Office and Chambers Communications, the Fellowships are a collaborative un...

Portland International Film Festival Highlights

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The 31st Portland International Film Festival runs February 7-23, 2008The Northwest Film Center announces the 31st Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), it's annual cinematic foray of thought provoking and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 31 years, the Festival has provided diverse and innovative films to thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year's Festival will showcase over hundreds of compelling new films from three dozen countries, including r...

Media Arts Fellowship Offered to Oregon Filmmakers

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A fund has been established for Oregon filmmakers to provide financial support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work, or works in progress. Media artists will be able to apply for up to $15,000 in cash and up to 3 weeks of studio, video and audio support. The Media Arts Fellowship will recognize and assist media artists whose work shows exceptional promise and who have demonstrated a commitment to film or video art. The Oregon Arts Comm...

The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival's Audience Award Winners

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The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival wrapped up its 9 day run Saturday, November 17 after screening 11 features and 34 short films made by artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana and Idaho.Portland filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's HEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) emerged with the Best Feature prize. Taking the award for best Short Film was Claudia Morgado Escanilla's NO BIKINI (Vancouver BC).NW Film & Video Festival AUDIENCE AWARDSFEATURE FILMHEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) Irene Taylo...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival runs November 9-November 17The Northwest Film Center's annual showcase of new work by regional media artists takes center screen November 9-17, showing 44 feature, short and documentary films made by artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana and Idaho. As the oldest and largest Festival presenting regionally made work, the Festival offers an up-to-the minute snapshot of a rich and diverse media arts community drawing increasing internationa...

Annual Young People’s Film & Video Festival

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The 31st Annual Young People’s Film & Video Festival, a free event produced through the Northwest Film Center’s Young Filmmakers Program, will be held on Sunday, July 15th, at 2pm at the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR). The Festival celebrates artistic excellence, technical achievement and originality in live action, documentary and animated films and videos made by kids, schools and youth organizations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Utah. The only e...

PDX Festival: News, Visiting Artists, and Special Events

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PDX is about to host an amazing bevy of visiting artists this year. Lynne Sachs will pop in from her Brooklyn digs to screen her amazing documentary, States of UnBelonging, as well as present a special festival workshop at the Northwest Film Center (see below). Gary Hustwit will also be in town to present the Portland premiere of his much-lauded and much-anticipated feature length documentary, Helvetica. The masterminds behind Seattle record and DVD label, Sublime Frequencies, will be roaming th...

Portland International Film Festival Encore screenings

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The Portland International Film FestivalClosing Night and Encore ScreeningsThe 30th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) has been packing audiences into its theatres daily since opening on February 9th and is looking forward to several highlight events still to come in this 16-day feast of outstanding international cinema.The last films on Closing Night include:"Summer Palace" 2/24 7:45 Broadway Metroplex (B1)"Red Road": 2/24 8:00 Whitsell Auditorium (WH)"Private Fears": 2/24 8:15 Cinema ...

The Portland International Film Festival turns 30

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The Portland International Film Festival30th AnniversaryFebruary 9-24, 2007On March 17th, 1977, the first Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) opened with a long line of film fans and eager patrons ready to see Orson Welles' F is for Fake, the first of 20 films from 20 countries. Over the last 30 years and thousand of films, the Festival has drawn hundreds of thousands of people from throughout the Northwest to an event that will this year showcase 125 films from three dozen countries and...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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33rd Northwest Film & Video FestivalShorts and Feature FilmsShowing November 10-November 18After months of diligent endeavors to unearth all the Northwest filmmakers with new and exciting work, The Northwest Film & Video Festival, presented by the Northwest Film Center, received over 350 submissions from moving image artists peppered across the region. The theme of this year's Festival "Film Made Me Do It" draws on the sometimes heroic, sometimes pathetic lengths to which filmmakers must often t...

Young People's Film & Video Festival

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A CELEBRATION OF YOUTH & MEDIA ARTS:THE 30TH ANNUAL YOUNG PEOPLE'S FILM & VIDEO FESTIVALpresented by ComcastThe 30th Annual Young People's Film & Video Festival, a free event produced through the Northwest Film Center's Young Filmmakers Program, will be held on Sunday, July 16th, at 2pm at the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR). The Festival celebrates artistic excellence, technical achievement and originality in live action, documentary and animated films and videos made by k...

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